SailNet Community - View Single Post - 2011/2012 Used Boat Pricing

   Search Sailnet:

 forums  store  
View Single Post
Old 12-17-2011   #3
Senior Member
kd3pc's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Callao, VA
Posts: 1,381
Thanks: 0
Thanked 10 Times in 10 Posts
Rep Power: 9
kd3pc is on a distinguished road

NADA is a garbage bin for sail boats above 24 will do much better having a broker look at sold boats for current, real prices of boats similar to the ones you are looking at.

Better yet, in you price range and boat style, a simple sign on to their respective user's groups on yahoo or the net will bring very realistic information to your computer

I sold my 42' in august, was realistically priced, and we agreed to 8% off the asking price...but the buyer did not want a sea trial or survey, so I jumped. I told him everything that was wrong with the boat, but as he was knowledgeable of the boat and the maker, he was good with his decision.

Finding a true passage maker for <$35K may still be a challenge, unless it is a fixer upper, as passage maker suggests a certain build quality and level of equipment.

I would think 20% off is low on a well priced boat. 50% off on seller who is dreaming is not unheard of.

The boat is worth what you will pay for it. And sadly to use other people's offers, with no other information is asking for trouble. There is no shortcut to seeing the boat in person (pictures lie big time, and brokers often use sistership photos with out telling you), and to haul, survey and sea trial. It may be the best $500 you ever spend. And for sure, do not get attached to a boat, before you OWN her....this is a really bad idea, to convince yourself this is THE boat, when everything else tells you to run.
kd3pc is offline   Reply With Quote Share with Facebook

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:20 PM.

Add to My Yahoo!         
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging v3.1.0 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2015 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
(c) LLC 2000-2012

The store is owned and operated by a company independent of the forum. You are now leaving the SailNet forum. Click OK to continue or Cancel to return to the SailNet forum.